Jewish Journal

  • Young Filmmaker Tackles the Ma’alot Massacre

    By Orit Arfa

    May 12, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    Brandon Assanti, 24, was a year older than most of the teenage victims of the “Ma’alot Massacre” when he first decided to make a documentary about this grueling attack. The attack was so grueling that, upon watching Assanti’s Their Eyes Were Dry, I wondered how the slaughter... read on

  • German Court Convicts Demjanjuk

    Mark Rothman, Executive Director, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

    May 12, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    The best thing about the Demjanjuk conviction (read the L.A. Times Article) is that the case works from the bottom up. The low level functionary - Demjanjuk was only a guard at Sobibor—is brought to justice.

    The worst thing is that for every Himmler or Eichman, there were many... read on

  • Jerryseinfeld.com, ladies and gentlemen [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    May 11, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    Okay, this might be the coolest thing that’s happened this month…

    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has launched jerryseinfeld.com, an online archive of stand-up performances and late-night talk show appearance that he’s handpicked.

    “I really thought, ‘Where’s my stuff going to be... read on

  • Wanted: One Bubby and Zaidy willing to adopt

    By Lauren Bottner

    May 11, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    Officially, grandparents’ day is the first Sunday after Labor Day, falling on Sept. 11, 2011.  Bad timing this year.  Guessing that there’s a slight chance it’ll be overshadowed this year, I’m moving it up…to today. 

    One bubby and... read on

  • Murderer of MTV Staffer Gabriel Ben-Meir Linked to Robberies [UPDATED]

    By Ryan Torok

    May 11, 2011 | 11:10 am

    [UPDATED: MAY 12, 8:27 A.M.]
    Two suspects believed responsible for a string of robberies around Los Angeles have been taken into custody, the Los Angeles Times reported this morning, and LAPD officials are investigating if either of the suspects could be behind the death of MTV music... read on

  • A World Record Bris

    By Lauren Bottner

    May 9, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    Every bris I’ve been to only had one screaming baby followed by a shmorgasborg of bagels and lox, mimosas, and mingling.  The ratio of surgical patients and onlookers has always been severly skewed – one crying baby to hoards of relatives and family friends. Apparently that’s... read on

  • CUNY Reverses Kushner Decision

    By Rob Eshman

    May 9, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Immediately after CUNY voted not to give an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner early last week, Bloggish predicted the university would reverse that decision.

    The board began the process of reversing itself on Friday.  As The New York Times reported:

    Under mounting... read on

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